Friday, 31 August 2007

Divorces down to record low

The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 1984 amid signs that changes in legal rulings and publicity surrounding big divorce settlements are encouraging couples to stay together.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that 132,562 couples divorced last year, a 6.5% drop from 2005 and the third successive annual decrease. The divorce rate, calculated per thousand married men and women, also fell to 12.2, the lowest for 22 years. Read more
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